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The UK’s Sustainable Aviation coalition has written to the government calling on politicians to provide support to developments within the sector to help deliver net-zero flights.

In a letter to the prime minister, leading figures in the sector stated that three areas in particular need support if the country is to realise its ambition of providing flights with no emissions.

These three areas are the development of sustainable aviation fuels, completing airspace modernisation and investing in ground-breaking electric, hybrid and hydrogen-powered aircraft.

The letter describes this as a “once in a generation chance for the UK to seize the opportunity to lead the world, both in delivering net-zero flight and to enable UK aviation to support our economic recovery through the high-skilled jobs, supply chain and export benefits that investment in new green aviation technology will bring”.

Among the measures the coalition is urging the government to take are to provide capital grants and targeted loan guarantees to businesses working in one of these three areas of the aerospace sector.

This targeted financial support will be particularly crucial for the country’s emerging sustainable aviation fuels industry, the coalition added.

Earlier this month, Production Engineering Solutions shared the findings of research conducted by PwC, which found that the UK’s aerospace sector remains the most attractive for investment in Europe, despite the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit.

In global rankings, the UK comes seventh, with the US at the top of the list, followed by Singapore, Canada, South Korea, Japan and Australia.

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